Cameron Meredith
Cameron Meredith
26-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
New Orleans Saints
Questionable
Injury Knee
2018 Fantasy Outlook
A former undrafted free agent, Meredith was in line for a big role last season before suffering a torn ACL and MCL during the preseason. He had a strong year in 2016 despite not even suiting up until Week 3, with 9.2 YPT and 60 catches in the 12 games in which he saw at least 40 snaps. At 6-3, 207, Meredith has good size and is also fast - 4.42 40 - with the physical specs to be a No. 1 WR. As such, the Saints signed him to a two-year, $9.5 million offer sheet this April - the Bears declined to match - pairing him with Drew Brees. Michael Thomas is the team's clear No. 1 WR, and the Saints morphed into a run-first offense last year, but Meredith could be the team's No. 2 with Ted Ginn in a field-stretching role. Meredith was held out of team drills during OTAs, but he returned as a full participant for the start of training camp. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $9.5 million contract with the Saints in April of 2018.
Aiming to be ready by OTAs
WRNew Orleans Saints
Knee
December 31, 2018
Meredith (knee) expects to be healthy for the start of OTAs in May, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
ANALYSIS
Meredith inked a two-year, $9.6 million contract with the Saints last April but was unable to gain a foothold due to complications with his surgically-repaired left knee. Overall, he scattered nine catches (on 10 targets) for 114 yards and one TD across 126 offensive snaps before undergoing arthroscopic surgery between Weeks 9 and 10 and being placed on injured reserve. While he's not a candidate to return during New Orleans' upcoming playoff run, Meredith is aiming for renewed health by the time the offseason program begins in earnest.
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How do Cameron Meredith's 2018 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
15.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.71
 
% Team Air Yards
2.5%
 
% Team Targets
2.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
90.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.4
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2015
With Alshon Jeffery gone, Meredith, a former undrafted free agent, was in line a for a big role this season before suffering a torn ACL and MCL during the preseason. Meredith had a strong year in 2016 despite not even suiting up until Week 3, with 9.2 YPT and 60 catches in the 12 games where he saw at least 40 snaps. At 6-3, 207, Meredith has good size, and he's fast -- 4.42 40 -- with the physical specs to be the No. 1 WR. He'll hope to recover in time for the 2018 season.
Meredith, a local product from Illinois State, figures to just be a camp body for the Bears after signing with the team when he wasn’t selected in the NFL draft. He offers an interesting blend of size (6-foot-3) and speed (4.42 40-yard dash time at his pro day), but his lack of experience against high-end competition could be exposed in training camp. The practice squad is a more likely destination for him than the 53-man roster.
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Knee scope linked to previous ACL tear
WRNew Orleans Saints
Knee
November 8, 2018
Meredith, who was placed on injured reserve Thursday, will undergo arthroscopic procedure to address the persistent swelling he has endured in his surgically-repaired left knee, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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Headed for IR
WRNew Orleans Saints
Knee
November 8, 2018
Meredith will be placed on injured reserve by the Saints and will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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No practice Wednesday
WRNew Orleans Saints
Knee
November 7, 2018
Meredith (knee) didn't participate in practice Wednesday.
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Plays only 13 snaps
WRNew Orleans Saints
November 5, 2018
Meredith was not targeted in Sunday's win against the Rams.
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Full practice Thursday
WRNew Orleans Saints
November 1, 2018
Meredith (knee) practiced fully Thursday.
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